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Women's Health: In Your 60s+

Learn more about common health topics for women your age and find out what you can do to maintain or improve your health.

60s: Your Top 5 Health Topics

Heart Health

Learn about heart disease and high blood pressure. Assess your own heart health risk factors and discuss heart healthy lifestyle changes and treatment options with your doctor.

Osteoporosis

Assess your risk for osteoporosis and consider preventive measures you can discuss with your doctor.

Arthritis

Pain, stiffness and swelling in your joints may be signs of arthritis. Learn about treatment options and work with your doctor to manage the pain.

Diabetes

Use our tools and resources to assess your risk factors and take steps to reduce your risk. If you have diabetes, work with your doctor to manage your health.

Alzheimer's Disease

Understand the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and learn how to respond to the associated behaviors.


Read about other common health topics for women.

Online Health and Wellness

You can access valuable health information online, anytime. For information on health conditions, healthy diet, exercise, medications, caregiving, and preventive health, visit AARP Health and Wellness. While you're there, try out such features as the symptom checker, pill finder, health assessments and more!

60s: Your health checklist

Different people age at very different rates. Many losses of function once thought to be age-related can be slowed or stopped. Whatever your age, you can take steps to slow down the clock with our top-five recommended health to-dos.

  • Stay active
    Make sure you're getting enough physical activity, as well regularly engaging in social and mentally stimulating activities to stay sharp.
  • Eat a healthy diet
    Eat nutritious and healthy meals to help reduce and/or manage your risks of diabetes, high cholesterol or weight gain. Make sure you're getting the vitamins and minerals you need for strong bones, a healthy heart, low cholesterol and good blood pressure.
  • Get preventive care screenings
    Routine checkups and screenings, known as preventive care, can help you avoid serious health problems, and enable you and your doctor to work as a team to manage your overall health.
  • Be careful
    Most injuries for people age 65 and older occur from unintentional falls during everyday activities in the home. Learn how to find and fix those hazards in your home to prevent falls. And, here's some helpful tips for driving safely and traveling safely.
  • Be good to yourself
    Due to loss of loved ones, health problems, trouble paying bills, or other reasons, many people feel lonely, sad or stressed as they age. Feelings like these may cause you to lose energy, not feel like doing anything, not want to eat enough or even cause you to overeat. It's important to take care of your physical and your emotional health.